[Newbies] RE: Beginners Digest, Vol 35, Issue 22

Michael van der Gulik mikevdg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 21:11:30 UTC 2009

On 4/1/09, Michael van der Gulik <mikevdg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/1/09, Ray Feliciano <ray.feliciano at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> New to Squeak and the mailing list. Just had a question was hoping
>> someone
>> could answer. I'm currently following the Laser Game Development Example
>> by
>> Stephen Wessels and have hit a road block. I'm using Squeak image
>> 3.10.2-7179-basic.
>> Tutorial Link: http://squeak.preeminent.org/tut2007/html/
>> Step I'm On: http://squeak.preeminent.org/tut2007/html/028.html
>> I've gone back and checked to make sure I had all the code written the
>> same
>> way, in the same places (I didn't at first) but 4 sUnit tests wont pass
>> for
>> the MirrorCellTestCase. I get Error: only integers should be used as
>> indices. Now, going through the debugger I notice the error happens when
>> my
>> MirrorCell "cell" hits the code: 'self exitSides at: #north put: #east.'
>> I'm guessing this should be a number. Yet, since I'm new to Squeaking and
>> trying to follow along, I don't want to mess anything up that may affect
>> later portions of the tut. Any ideas, suggestions, comments?
> No, it shouldn't be a number. I've just had a quick look at the
> tutorial (never looked at it before).
> I suspect "self exitSides" is returning "nil" rather than a Dictionary
> like it should. When you call >>at:put: like you did on a nil, you get
> the error you got. Personally, I think this is a bug in Squeak; the
> error is very misleading.
> Umm... the fix is obvious for an experienced Smalltalker but a little
> non-trivial to walk through using email. Jump on IRC and ask me there:

er... except that I can't connect to IRC right now :-(.



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